Philips Hue Motion Sensor Overview
With Motion Sensors you can add a level of automation to your Philips Hue network. Discreet and wall-mountable, the Sensor's Infrared beam can be triggered by simply walking into a room.
When the beam is broken, you can have lights automatically turn on. The sensor also includes its own daylight sensor, so if there is enough ambient light, it won't turn the lights on.
The light sensor can be adjusted and your preferences added, so you can have lights come on at a certain brightness depending on the surrounding light or time of day.
Specific scenes and combinations of lights/colour can be set to activate when the Motion Sensor is triggered too.
The Motion Sensor is completely wireless. Powered by 3 AAA batteries, it should last for 2-3 years before these need replacing. An include screw kit lets you mount the Sensor in almost any position and at an angle if required.
What is Philips Hue?
Philips Hue is now one of the most accessible and popular global options to create a personalised lighting suite in your home.
Developed using the smart Zigbee lighting protocol, all you need to get started is a Philips Hue Bridge and the Philips Hue app for your iOS or Android device.
The Bridge acts as a controller. Place it somewhere central and accessible, and it will talk to any of the Philips Hue bulbs, lamps and accessories you choose to plug in around your home.
Through the app, you can then control the connected equipment, either individually or in groups. If you connect your Bridge to your home router via an Ethernet cable, you can also use the app to remotely control your lighting from anywhere in the world when connected to the Internet.
As the system uses the Zigbee protocol, items can be automatically updated with new software and can also integrate with Zigbee equipment from other manufacturers.
Reasons to buy Philips Hue Motion Sensor
- Remotely trigger events in your Philips Hue network
- Small and discreet, wall mountable
- Invisible Infrared beam
- Wireless, requires AAA batteries
Discover the Full Philips Hue Range
There are a wide range of Philips Hue bulbs, lamps and other lighting equipment. Choose a select combination of fittings to suit your personal style and homespace.
Starter kits are designed for the first time Philips Hue user. Each kit comes complete with at least two bulbs, plus a Philips Hue Bridge.
The Bridge is the controller; all of your installed Hue equipment talks through it. It's also what your smartphone is talking to when you make changes. The Bridge can be connected to the Internet to allow remote control when you are out of range of your home network.
Individual bulbs can be added to your Philips Hue network at any time. A single Philips Hue Bridge can control up to 50 unique bulbs simultaneously.
Most bulbs are available in one of B22 bayonet, E27 screw or GU10 spotlight options. White and Colour / White Ambiance models are dimmable, standard White are not.
Alongside the standalone bulbs, Philips also offer plug-and-play lamps and LED tracks. These items are provided with a wired mains power adaptor.
They can also be controlled directly via smartphone apps, rather than going through a Philips Hue Bridge, although they can be included with a Bridge network if you wish to integrate them with other Hue eqipment.
Looking to remotely control or add some automation to your Philips Hue network? A few controllers are available to assist you. Motion sensors can be added and programmed with IFTTT, alongside remote control switches and dimmers.
Philips Hue Motion Sensor Specification
- Daylight sensor: Passive InfraRed (PIR) with adjustable sensitivity
- Detection angle: 100 degrees
- Detection range: Average 5 meter - 16.4 feet
- Reaction time: Immediate (less than 0.5 s)
- Connection: Zigbee Light Link
- Batteries: 2 x AAA alkaline batteries (included)
- Battery life - 2-3 years
- Free standing or mounted
- 5.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm